Alaska unit 26b

Karson88

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Hey all,

Doing a trip in unit 26b in 2022, just looking for tips on gear for a early August to mid August trip.

Thanks!
 

kwackkillncrew

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Eagle River, AK
Look at the top post on here "what i learned on my first caribou hunt", that guy went through alot of his gear. There are numerous posts on here that talk about gear people are using.

You dont have to buy all the most expensive gear to kill caribou. have good broken in boots with good ankle support. If your feet are sore from boots your not leaving the tent.
 

LightFoot

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Feb 21, 2016
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Location
Texas
Rifle - 6.5 PRC

Scope - Leupold VX-3i

Ammunition - Handloads 156 EOL or 127 LRX

Binoculars - Vortex Fury 5000 HD 10x42

Rangefinder - NA (Binos have rangefinder)

Rain jacket ‐ Kuiu Chugach

Rain pant - Kuiu Chugach

Soft shell jacket - Badlands Calor

Softshell pant - Badlands

Midlayer shirt/jacket - Kuiu 240

Baselayer Top(x2) - Kuiu Merino 125; Kuiu 97

Baselayer bottom - Kuiu 145 Zipp-off

Insulation top - Kuiu Superdown; Kuiu Kenai

Insulation bottom - Kuiu Superdown

Boots - Zamberlan

Socks(x4) - Darn Tough

Gaiters - Kuiu Yukon

Headwear - Ball cap; beanie

Gloves - Kuiu guide glove

Glove inserts - Kuiu synthetic

Pack - Mystery Ranch

Bino harness - Alaskan Guide Creations

Game bags - Caribou Game Bags

Knives - Gerber fixed blade and replacement blade

Sleeping bag - synthetic -20°

Sleeping pad - Thermarest

Kill kit - Knife, gloves, rope, tape, wipes, knife sharpener

Hydradtion blatter (x2) - platypus

Water purification system - MSR

Extra/external batteries & cords

Solar charger - goal zero

Camp chair - Helinox

Headlamp/flashlight(×2) - Petzl Reactik

GPS/inReach - Garmin inReach

Hygiene kit - toothbrush/paste, sun screen, lip balm, moisturizer, wipes, etc.

Trekking poles

>>>----JAKE----->
 
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Karson88

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Look at the top post on here "what i learned on my first caribou hunt", that guy went through alot of his gear. There are numerous posts on here that talk about gear people are using.

You dont have to buy all the most expensive gear to kill caribou. have good broken in boots with good ankle support. If your feet are sore from boots your not leaving the tent.
Thanks, ill check it out. Still new here and trying to navigate the forum.
 
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Karson88

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Rifle - 6.5 PRC

Scope - Leupold VX-3i

Ammunition - Handloads 156 EOL or 127 LRX

Binoculars - Vortex Fury 5000 HD 10x42

Rangefinder - NA (Binos have rangefinder)

Rain jacket ‐ Kuiu Chugach

Rain pant - Kuiu Chugach

Soft shell jacket - Badlands Calor

Softshell pant - Badlands

Midlayer shirt/jacket - Kuiu 240

Baselayer Top(x2) - Kuiu Merino 125; Kuiu 97

Baselayer bottom - Kuiu 145 Zipp-off

Insulation top - Kuiu Superdown; Kuiu Kenai

Insulation bottom - Kuiu Superdown

Boots - Zamberlan

Socks(x4) - Darn Tough

Gaiters - Kuiu Yukon

Headwear - Ball cap; beanie

Gloves - Kuiu guide glove

Glove inserts - Kuiu synthetic

Pack - Mystery Ranch

Bino harness - Alaskan Guide Creations

Game bags - Caribou Game Bags

Knives - Gerber fixed blade and replacement blade

Sleeping bag - synthetic -20°

Sleeping pad - Thermarest

Kill kit - Knife, gloves, rope, tape, wipes, knife sharpener

Hydradtion blatter (x2) - platypus

Water purification system - MSR

Extra/external batteries & cords

Solar charger - goal zero

Camp chair - Helinox

Headlamp/flashlight(×2) - Petzl Reactik

GPS/inReach - Garmin inReach

Hygiene kit - toothbrush/paste, sun screen, lip balm, moisturizer, wipes, etc.

Trekking poles

>>>----JAKE----->
Oh wow thanks, I have quite a bit of gear but trying to pack the essentials.
@Karson88 i posted it above
Awesome thank you!
 

AK_Skeeter

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Location
Becker Ridge, Alaska
If your hunt is an August hunt expect swarms of biting mosquitoes and/or blackflies (whitesox),
so a headnet, DEET based repellent, etc.

A lightweight tarp is handy to keep meat clean while butchering, to shade meat bags,
to sit under glassing in the rain, and/or as a windblock.

Trekking poles help walking across bowling-ball tussocks.
 

kwackkillncrew

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Location
Eagle River, AK
If your hunt is an August hunt expect swarms of biting mosquitoes and/or blackflies (whitesox),
so a headnet, DEET based repellent, etc.

Truth, spent alot of time surveying up that way. head nets are too annoying for us so we just throw up our hood and put 100% deet on our hat bills and around the edge of the hood and they pretty much leave your face alone. Bring some mechanics gloves so they cant get your hands.

Dont waste your time with anything thats not 100% deet.
gaiters help keep them from flying up the legs of your pants.
 
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